Summer Salad Swap

One of my favorite things about summer is that we BBQ all the time & rarely use my stove or oven (unless I am baking)!

Our summer menu looks a little this:
BBQ Chicken
Salmon or Tilapia grilled on the BBQ
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Hot Dogs
Taco Salad
Chicken Apple Sausages
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

With each of these meals, I make a salad to go with it.
{Mixed Green Salad with Dried Cranberries, Mandarin Oranges & Sugared Pecans}

I have a handful of salads that I rotate through.....
Pasta Salad, Orzo Salad, Caprese Salad, Green Salads, Brocolli Salad, Spinach Salad, etc.
{Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing}

But, I am getting sick of my salad rotation & need some fresh new ideas.
This is where you guys come in!
Next Wednesday, I am having a Summer Salad Swap Recipe Linky!
{Orzo with Shrimp}

I had so much fun with the Cookie Exchange in December and the Cupcake Carnival in May and loved getting new recipes, so I thought I would do one for Summer Salads!
{Broccoli Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes}

So, come back next Wednesday, July 27 & link up your favorite summer salad recipes and come check out what other people share!
{You can grab a button on the side bar}

I will be linking up my Broccoli Salad (see picture above)
I hope you will join in!


  1. I love this idea and I have a great one to share. I hope I can remember to link up!

  2. I'm definitely in on this one! I have a receipe in mind. It's Oriental Cole Slaw. So easy and so good! I was sad when I missed the cupcake exchange. The cookie exchange was so much fun. I'm a huge dork because I'm going to put a reminder on my iphone calendar so I don't forget :)

  3. I can't wait; I need some new ideas. I love doing salads because they are light and easy to throw together. And darn, Michele is doing the one I was thinking of. Oriental Cole Slaw is the best!!!

  4. I love salads, what a great idea. And your salads look very delicious, yum!

  5. Your mixed green salad looks amazing! I love summer salads. Can't wait to see all the delicious recipes next week!

  6. I have a perfect one that I am making tonight! I'll be there! (if I can remember!!)

  7. Oh that orzo salad looks great along with the first salad...miced green with cranberries...what dressing do you use?

  8. bless your sweet heart. love these salad ideas! i agree... the best part of summer is going oven-less.

    thank you for your sweet comment. i'll be CA bound soon. : )

  9. SO in. but slight problem = my favorite salad is from TJs. i'll come up with something...

  10. I have a salad I'd love to share but don't have a blog - so I'll post the recipe here ;)

    It doesn't have a name I just call it the "Corn/Bean/Veggie salad" It is SOOO yummy. You have to try it!

    1 can whole corn kernels
    1 can black beans
    2 celery stalks
    2 carrots
    ½ large red pepper
    1 green onion
    ½ large cucumber
    ¼ cup vegetable oil
    ½ cup sugar
    ¼ cup rice vinegar
    1 tsp chipotle
    Salt & Pepper
    Chop all veggies to the size of the beans and corn. Rinse beans and corn well. Mix all veggies in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients adding salt and pepper to taste. Chill and serve (best served cold)

    It's a PERFECT summer salad! Enjoy!
    Aimee (aimee c morris @ gmail . com)



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